Author Topic: ITS Launch Site and Infrastructure Discussion Thread  (Read 757 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

This thread is for specific discussion of the Launch Site and Infrastructure for ITS - notably as portrayed in the video.

39A is shown in the video. Texas site was mentioned as an option by Elon during the speech.

Resources:

Baseline ITS News Article

Pad 39A News Articles

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Reference Threads for 39A conversion to Falcon 9/FH

*L2 Members 39A Section from Shuttle to Present conversion materials

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As always, stay on topic, there are threads for all elements of ITS discussion, so check the SpaceX Mars Forum Section Menu  

Offline Bubbinski

Had asked this question in another thread but it got lost in the shuffle:

The ITS launches on 29 million lbs of thrust. What's the minimum distance from the pad that you can safely watch the launch from? Would the Saturn V Center at KSC be at a safe distance or would it have to be moved?
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

Offline envy887

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Re: ITS Launch Site and Infrastructure Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: 09/28/2016 09:31 PM »
Had asked this question in another thread but it got lost in the shuffle:

The ITS launches on 29 million lbs of thrust. What's the minimum distance from the pad that you can safely watch the launch from? Would the Saturn V Center at KSC be at a safe distance or would it have to be moved?

That's 4 miles. The noise will be like standing 10 feet from a fighter jet with full afterburners going, but other than that it will be reasonably safe. Just stay away from non-shatterproof windows (I think you're OK on that count at the Saturn V center though).

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